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El Centro Chicano y Latino is will be open starting 09/26/22 for the hours of 11am - 5pm (Mon-Fri).


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Residential Life

Caza Zapata

Casa Zapata is a four-class house focusing on the Chicanx and Latinx experience through educational and cultural programs. Decorated with vibrant murals by renowned Chicanx and Latinx artists throughout the common areas, Casa Zapata is a hub for community events such as Floricanto, Posadas, and Chicanx/Latinx Reunion Homecoming.

Faculty & Staff

La Raza Staff Association (LRSA)

LRSA was formed in 1981 to improve the status and presence of Chicano/Latino staff at all levels in the Stanford community. LRSA continues to work toward the development of an environment conducive to the welfare of Chicano/Latino staff, students and faculty. LRSA holds monthly meetings throughout the year where speakers are invited for informal discussions on various topics of interest, such as cultural issues and professional development.

For more information about other Staff Groups please click here.

After Stanford


El Centro values alumni involvement. Your knowledge and expertise are tremendous assets that can benefit the university. Every alum who participates strengthens the Chicanx/Latinx community at Stanford.

Reunion Homecoming Open House and Multicultural Alumni Hall of Fame Reception: El Centro Chicano y Latino's Alumni Hall of Fame Award recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through exceptional advancement and success in education or career, and/or outstanding contributions to our community and society in general.

Stay connected to El Centro by subscribing to El Centro's Alumni Newsletter Mailing List!

Stay connected to the Chicanx/Latinx community where ever you go after graduation by joining the Stanford Chicano/Latino Alumni Association.

The Center for Latin American Studies invites you to Cafecito Quechua
Learn and speak Quechua with other students, staff and professors. All welcomed!
Beginning February 7th, every Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

Degree & Certificate Granting Programs:

  • Bing Oversease Studies Program
    The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) offers the opportunity to study abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford. Among many other options, BOSP has placements in Santiago, Chileand Madrid, Spain and short-term, faculty-led programs to Oaxaca, Southern Patagonia, and Brazil.
  • Bolivar House & the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
    CLAS engages with and listens to Latin American and Caribbean voices, studying the natural, cultural and social environment, the richness of the hemisphere’s past experience, the vitality of its contemporary affairs, and the brilliant imagination of its creative thinkers. Every year the Center hosts a number of Tinker Visiting Professors, as well as other highly distinguished Latin American and Iberian scholars.
  • Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Program & Center for Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity
    The Program in Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies at Stanford University is a part of CCSRE (Center for Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity). The program is an interdisciplinary unit offering both majors and minors the opportunity to explore the vast complexity of Chicanxs and Latinxs living in America.
  • Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC)
    The Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures is recognized as a leader in the development of groundbreaking approaches to the literature and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Spanish America, Brazil, Lusophone Africa, and Latinx communities in the United States.

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